|After many years of doing talks at
the Dallas Nature Center, word of mouth grew to the point that Daryl began Snake
Encounters in 1993 to address the need for an accessible entity for the general public.
It was established with the purpose of providing education on the subject of snakes
in a humorous and entertaining way - in order to dispel myths, help audience members
overcome the phobia, and to help guide the rapidly growing hobby of informed and
Daryl is fortunate to have a great collection of beautiful, patient animals who meet
his strict criteria of docility, gentleness and distinctiveness - ensuring a program
filled with wonder at nature's beauty and adaptability. Unlike many other
animal-oriented nature presentations, Daryl encourages a hands-on approach to the
topics covered. Many of the animals seen can be touched and interacted with at the end
of the show.
With the timing of a stand-up comic, the stage presence of a seasoned actor, and
accomplished magician, Daryl does exciting, funny, fast-paced shows that are known for
their high production values. Described as "Somewhere between Steve Irwin and Steve
Martin" in style, Daryl became known in California as "The George Carlin of
Herpetology." He believes that the more entertained the audience is, the more of his
important message they will absorb. The show IS educational, but the crowd is usually
having too much fun to notice.
|Daryl Sprout - Owner of Snake